4-H is a youth development leadership program for ages 6-21 from urban and rural areas. The Brant 4-H Association is pleased to offer Cloverbuds (ages 6-8), and 4-H program (ages 9-21). Volunteers are always welcome.
Please note: the Brant border hopper fee is $20.00. Please contact Elaine Elgie with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Gary Cain Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by The Paris Vet Clinic
Please click on the link below if you wish to apply for this new scholarship.
Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021
This $500 scholarship application is in memory of Gary Cain to honour and commemorate his enthusiasm and passion for agriculture, 4-H and community spirit.
Current clubs in Brant 4-H – 2021
Winter Fun! Club (Explore 4-H) – Online
Have the winter blahs got you feeling down? Does it seem like spring is a looong ways away? Then this Winter Fun! club is for you! In this online club, we will have fun playing in the snow, try new games, and go on a scavenger hunt to see what animals have visited. Learn how maple syrup is made, try some fun recipes with maple syrup, and taste test several variations of hot chocolate. We will make snow and ice sculptures and plan an indoor family fun night. Each meeting will have several fun activities to choose from taken from a bunch of different 4-H clubs so you can Explore what 4-H has to offer. All ages welcome. Leaders are Scott Archer, Betty Summerhayes and Emily Summerhayes. This club starts on January 8, a new meeting will be emailed out every two weeks. Please email Emily.email@example.com if you are interested.
Let’s Get Growing: Beautify the Earth – Online
Do you love flowers? Are you interested in learning how to grow your own? Well then, this club is for you! In the Let’s Get Growing online club, we will start seeds indoors, learn how to transplant and care for plants, make our own hanging baskets and pots, learn how to arrange flower bouquets, and save seeds for next year. Members will also be mailed mystery seeds to grow. No gardening experience is needed, those with large gardens or space for only a few pots are welcome. For the club achievement, you will arrange a bouquet of flowers to give away. There will be two short optional zoom meetings to start and finish the club. This club will start on March 12 and a new meeting will be emailed out the second Friday of the month. Leaders are Scott Archer, Betty Summerhayes and Emily Summerhayes. Please email Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.
Community Involvement Club with the Bell Homestead – Online & Virtual
Have you ever wondered how a museum runs – day to day operations, exchanges between museums, thinking like a curator -working with the Homestead’s Educational Co-ordinator and the Curator. This is your opportunity to learn more and get behind the ropes of a working museum! We will still focus on learning the history of the Bell Homestead – working on presentation of the room for tour day*. We will work towards the tours at the Edwardian Tea in early May 2021 – * if restrictions of Covid allows us. Take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of such an important asset in our community and have earned a great partnership with the Bell Homestead and Brant 4-H. Come out and join our dedicated members, as well as meet our mascot – Platty!!!
Meetings will start mid to late January – virtually & online. Watch for more details – Leaders Lesleigh Elgie & Elaine Elgie.
To join please email Elaine at email@example.com
BIRDWATCHING Club – Online
Have you seen birds? Join in on one of the fastest growing hobbies in the last year. You may have noticed there seems to be more birds around this last year, maybe some you have not seen in your yard before or not in a long time. Watching the birds can be relaxing and entertaining! Let’s have some fun and explore the birds around us! You can keep an eye on winter birds, watch as those come back in the spring and as the new crop of babies fly away from their nest.
Leaders: Elaine Elgie and Tammy Oswick – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Club will start Friday, Januray 15th with meetings sent approximately every 3 weeks – culminating mid June
Brant 4-H is an organization of leaders building leaders. There are 4-H clubs in every county of Ontario and in every 4-H community, there are a variety of events beyond the club level in which members and/or volunteers can become involved.
4-H Ontario’s “Learn To Do By Doing” approach has provided 4-H youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable leadership and life skills.